CoolSculpting San DiegoCosmetic Laser Dermatology in San Diego is proud to be one of the only practices in the area to offer CoolSculpting by ZELTIQ™ to its patients. Like liposuction, CoolSculpting is an innovative procedure to remove stubborn fat, but it is noninvasive with no downtime!

What is CoolSculpting by ZELTIQ?

Stubborn fat deposits that just won’t respond to diet and exercise can be incredibly frustrating. For those who need just a little bit of fat reduction, or those who are unsure about undergoing surgery, CoolSculpting may be the right treatment to remove that unwanted fat. This innovative treatment involves the use of a patented fat reduction method known as Cryolipolysis™.

Cryolipolysis is a non-surgical liposuction procedure in which the doctor uses precisely regulated cooling to eliminate fatty deposits. The cooling method was created to only kill targeted cells without causing harm to the skin or surrounding tissues.

The CoolSculpting Procedure

During your consultation, your San Diego dermatologist will discuss your specific areas of concerns with you. The specific stubborn area will be where the doctor positions the CoolSculpting system. For instance, a patient who wishes to reduce a spare tire or muffin top will have the system placed on their sides and the device will pull the excess fat up between two cooling panels. The patient will feel a firm tugging and pulling sensation, which means the system is efficiently working.

At first, the patient will feel intense cold. This only lasts a few minutes, though, and the feeling diminishes. During the entire procedure, typically 1 to 3 hours, patients are comfortably lying down or sitting, usually relaxing, reading, or doing work on their laptop or tablet. One of the great things about CoolSculpting is that the most dramatic results appear within two months of treatment. The results appear gradually as the body gets rid of the fat cells that were targeted in treatment, meaning no one will ever know you had a procedure, they will just notice your subtly slenderer figure.

Zimmer Z-Wave for Enhanced CoolSculpting Results

The Zimmer Z-Wave is an innovative device which uses radial pulsed therapy in place of a manual massage following a CoolSculpting procedure. The benefits of using Z-Wave in place of a manual massage have been clear; patients report less bruising and discomfort, and the results of the CoolSculpting procedure are enhanced by up to 50%. There is no evidence that the Z-Wave lessens the time it takes to see results; however, the results themselves are improved quite a bit. Using the Z-Wave following a CoolSculpting procedure has become standard among many respected dermatologists’ offices, and we at Cosmetic Laser Dermatology like to use it as well in order to give our patients the best results possible.

The CoolMini

Do you suffer from a double chin that you wish you could get rid of without any surgery, needles, or downtime? We at Cosmetic Laser Dermatology are excited to announce that now you can, with the recently FDA approved CoolMini applicator from CoolSculpting! CoolMini uses the same revolutionary fat freezing technology as CoolSculpting, but it is safe and effective for use on small areas of submental fat under the chin. It can also be used on other small but stubborn areas of fat, such as the armpits or knees.

We pride ourselves on offering the widest variety of body and facial contouring devices available, and we are one of the first practices in San Diego to obtain the CoolMini applicator! Be one of the first to try this revolutionary new device, and finally reduce your double chin completely and non-invasively. As with regular CoolSculpting, most patients saw a reduction of around 20% to their submental chin fat, with full results appearing over the course of around 12 weeks.

To learn more about CoolMini and to schedule your consultation to be one of the first in America to try it, just call Cosmetic Laser Dermatology today at 858.771.9636.


Those areas of fat that just won’t go away no matter how much exercise you do or how healthy you eat can be disheartening. There are a variety of fat-reducing treatments out there, but how do you know which one is right for you? The expert San Diego dermatologists at Cosmetic Laser Dermatology have taken the time to answer some common questions about the cryolipolisis procedure for you here to help you decide on the cellulite reduction treatment that is best for you.

Q: How much downtime is involved after a cryolipolysis procedure?

A: Because CoolSculpting is completely noninvasive, there is no downtime. Patients can resume their daily activities right away. In some patients, there may be some minor tingling, bruising, or numbness in the area of treatment, but it will go away within a few days.

CoolSculpting fat loss

Q: What areas can this procedure treat?

A: CoolSculpting is ideal for patients who are discouraged by their subborn fatty stomach, love handles, and thighs. It is most commonly used to remove unwanted fat from the stomach, around the waist (love handles), and lower back. It can also be used to remove excess fat from the inner thighs.

Q: When will I see results?

A: The most dramatic results will be present two months after treatment, but you may begin to notice changes as soon as three weeks after the procedure. Once the targeted cells are frozen and die off, the body will continue to flush them for up to four months after treatment.

Q: Will the cooling process damage my skin?

A: The Cryolipolysis cooling method has been specifically designed to target and remove only the fat cells, leaving the skin and surrounding tissue unharmed. Any redness or bruising that may appear after the procedure will diminish within a few days. This method of removing fatty deposits causes significantly less trauma than other surgical procedures.

Q: How much does it cost?

A: There is not one set rate for this procedure as each patient’s needs are different. The cost will depend on the specific area you wish to target and your unique treatment plan.

Schedule a Consultation Today!

The board-certified San Diego dermatologists at Cosmetic Laser Dermatology are experts in the latest fat removal procedures. The innovative CoolSculpting by ZELTIQ treatment may be just the procedure to remove your stubborn fatty areas that diet and exercise just won’t target. Call the CoolSculpting experts at 858.365.3623 today to schedule a consultation today.

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